The American Arms Collector

Towson, MD: The Collectors' Press, 1957-1958. Complete run of 8 issues of the short-lived firearms enthusiast magazine, published in Maryland. Volume 1 Number 1 SIGNED on the Contents page by editors Benet and Codd in 1991.

The magazine saw little light, had limited distribution, and only ran for a year and a half, but its content was amongst the most in-depth in its field, with interesting illustrations and close-up photography of firearms of all kinds. Book reviews, ads, and historical accounts all made for an excellent, albeit brief, encounter with rifles, pistols, Colts, swords, and war paraphernalia.

Issues included:
Volume 1, Number 1, January 1957;
Volume 1, Number 2, April 1957;
Volume 1, Number 3, July 1957;
Volume 1, Number 4, October 1957;
Volume 2, Number 1, January 1958;
Volume 2, Number 2, April 1958;
Volume 2, Number 3, July 1958;
Volume 2, Number 4, October 1958.

All issues 8.5 x 11 inches, saddle-stapled, printed color wrappers. Light rubbing and foxing overall, else Near Fine. An uncommon set, normally found bound together.

[Book #139678]